[ILUG] Re: sis620
dneary at informix.com
Fri Jun 23 10:08:35 IST 2000
kevin lyda wrote:
> > I tried to install redhat 6.0 on my machine.
> > I have a Sis620 video card - got the driver
> > from the website - it has installation notes.
> > The installation notes talk about monitor
> > specs of 1280 * 1024 and my monitor can do
> > upto 1024 * 768.
> > when I install thru Xf86config - X windows
> > look pretty bad - use about 66 % of the screen.
> > How do I overcome this?
> in all honesty i wouldn't know - i'm not a graphics weenie. but perhaps
> some folks on ilug will know? (i've cc'd the list) the redhat tool for
> x config is Xconfigurator... hm, but maybe it can't deal with new driver.
I don't know anything about the card in general, but there are a few
things that might be able to help - what makes the screen look bad (more
than likely) is incorrect video timings - there's an application called
xvidtune (which can do damage when you're no careful - most of the time
it's not a problem) which adjusts your timings to make the best use of
teh screen. Also it might be worth having a read of the video timings
HOWTO - basically, the video timings tell how long to sleep before
re-displaying after passing off teh righthand side before reappearing on
the lefthand side, and similarily for top to bottom. Fixing those to
smaller sleep values widens the image.
Hope that's of some help,
Software engineer, Informix Dublin.
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